Every video game geek in the world is probably so jealous right now. A man just found what appears to be a prototype of Sony and Nintendo’s attempt at a collaborated console. The console played both CD-ROM discs and SNES cartridges.
The man, so far, has only been identified by his Imgur user name, DanDiebold. He uploaded the pictures of the rare find to the site. Apparently, his father worked for Nintendo, and he found this in a box “full of junk” not long after he lost his job with the company.
It’s unclear whether the device is genuinely the collaboration. However, judging by the pictures, it looks like that’s exactly what the user got his hands on. It was made in either the late 80s or early 90s, critics speculate. Ultimately, the deal didn’t work out because of problems with licensing agreements.
The CD-ROM idea, obviously, turned out to be a pretty good one. Phillips took it by the horns and ran with it, creating the PlayStation. That’s been around since 1994 (yes, already). Congratulations to this lucky finder!